I am looking into purchasing one of these jumping spiders also,I believe I will spend the extra money now and get the step pad to make sure that the spider works correctly..... THANK YOU FOR YOUR INPUT.......... Although this is the first year I have seen this,and it did make the clicking sound when we saw it in the store. I just thought that it was an attention grabber,scared the hell out of my wife, which I consider job well done, if you can scare her with having me for a husband it has got to be worth the price ...... SOLD!!!!!!